Friday, March 13, 2015

Caught


It was a crazy Friday at the continuation high school. Five teachers were out.

(This year has been crazy busy for us subs. There have been several trainings where whole departments are out. There's some new math program. There's Common Core trainings. And they just purchased a whole new system of projectors and peripherals such as tablets that the teachers all need to be trained on. Which means that not only does every sub in the pool seem to work daily, many days there are so many teachers out that some teachers don't get their very own subs.)

My prep period was after snack. I was hovering around my door, outside. Which, in retrospect, was kind of stupid...

The tardy bell rang. There were a whole slew of students standing around outside. The principal was there corralling them. Then he noticed me.

Ah well. I didn't actually expect a prep period, anyway.

8 comments:

  1. Oh well! Gave you some interesting activity that period instead of "just" prepping. That is interesting with the amount of subs needed and the reasons why. Costing the school district lots of money with the different training I would imagine. Big school cuts might be happening here in this state with the new state budget. Some districts thinking of going to 4 day school weeks.

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's good that they have the money right now. There have been years when they didn't.

      Delete
  2. Never stay out in the open. The predators always pounce.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Meh. I don't have any planning, anyway, so I might as well work it.

      Delete
  4. My friend's kids live in a small town in East TN...they're issuing tablets to all the kids next year with ALL of their textbooks on them. iPads, I think. I was stunned that this tiny town was among the first to go to e-textbooks! I know that was one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's initiatives when he was governor of California. I see these kids lugging these huge backpacks around and wonder how much longer it will be before textbooks go high tech along with all of these other things...but then it's going to be a HUGE learning curve for everyone, I would think.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I shudder when I think about training like that. Despite being a blogger I'm a total techno phobe. Besides, the Internet never works properly at our school which makes everything very frustrating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The stuff they can now do. I've seen some of it. It's totally cool.

      Delete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.